In the News: Battery Maritime Building

••• Walk around Tribeca crying in the rain and you might run into a handsome actor. —The Hairpin

••• “After years of negotiations and waiting for financing, The Dermot Co. and the Poulakakos family have finally closed on their 99-year plus-lease of the Battery Maritime Building with the city. The lease, according to public documents, also has five, 10-year options to renew. […] Architect Ishmael Leyva and interior specialists I©RAVE can now work their magic on the space to create restaurants, a live performance space, catering and a rooftop restaurant and bar. Previous announcements said a new building will rise next door to accommodate a boutique hotel, now planned for just under 70 keys. The Poulakakos family owns several food concepts including Harry’s Italian, Ulysses and Financier Patisserie. Completed in 1909, the dramatic multi-story cast iron and copper BMB is now used for boarding the free Friday, weekend and holiday Monday ferries to Governors Island.” —New York Post

••• “A 6-pound hive of bees nestled on a steel beam near the Brooklyn Bridge brought a team of bee experts to South Street Wednesday night to remove thousands of the insects. […] The hive will head to New Jersey, where beekeeper Robert Fennell will care for it at his home.” —DNAinfo

••• “A cab smashed head on into the pole of a traffic light at Hudson and Beach Streets Thursday morning. There appeared to be no serious injuries.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Katy Perry sold her N. Moore apartment at a loss. —Curbed


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